November 2014 Product Release: The Connected Workforce

Cornerstone On Demand

Social learning and collaboration is a big initiative at Cornerstone. Generational changes in the workplace are transforming the way people work and the way organizations do business. The modern workforce has grown up in a technologically-savvy, social, and always connected world, shifting employee needs and expectations in the workplace. They crave constant feedback, collaborate through the use of technology, and prefer casual socially-tinged meetings. Embracing Social in the Workplace.

Top 10 Recognize This! Posts for 2014


I’m gratified to see many of my favorite posts from 2014 on this list, which is compiled from the most-read posts of 2014.(Click 3) Perseverance and Progress: Why Grit Matters at Work. Yes, we need smart people at work, but we need “gritty” people more. Balancing these “energy” needs is the path to success – at work and at home. Uncategorized Employee Engagement employee recognition top 10 posts of 2014 by Derek Irvine. Recognize This!

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Top People Equation Posts of 2014

The People Equation

So I took a page from my post Tips for Wrapping Up the Year and looked at the People Equation posts that got the most traffic in 2014. Here are a few conclusions that I draw from this list that might be useful to you at work even if you’re not a blogger. #1 Specific shout-outs go to James DaSilva at SmartBlog on Leadership and Susan Fourney at Government Executive. 2 People Crave Silence at Work. Take a look at the video and you’ll have your answer.

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5 Essential Components of Feedback at Work

ClearCompany HRM

While giving and receiving feedback can at times be uncomfortable, when embraced and structured, feedback becomes one of the strongest processes in driving success, productivity and collaboration. Here are the 5 essential components of effective feedback at work. You might not be surprised to learn lack of communication contributes to about 80% of workplace issues.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

At the same time, employees report feeling. inclusion at work • Only 40% say their organizations foster. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Focus on peak experiences at work that build. or otherwise forgettable) experiences at. celebration at work. at work. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Take a look at your organization and make sure. at adopting it, but they also feel lonelier and. in perceived success at the organization.

Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts from 2014


It was an exciting year for us at the Globoforce blog, too. We introduced a new and exciting Influencer Series at SHRM. We presented at the NASA Goddard Leadership Colloquium in June. Those were: 5 MOST POPULAR BLOG POSTS OF 2014. 10 FAVORITE BLOG POSTS OF 2014. Hands down my favorite piece of content from 2014 was the Manager’s Field Guide to Recognition. It’s been an incredible year for recognition.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About “The Cloud”

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Some say AT&T coined the term in a 1994 video. To help us understand what the cloud is (and isn’t), I asked our friends at Kronos for help. Mike Evans, vice president of IT and Jeri Hamilton, director of benefits and employment at Baptist Community Services said it best.

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How to Identify Bottlenecks in Your Recruitment Process

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at iCIMS , a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions for growing businesses. NJBIZ recently ranked iCIMS 18 th on the list of New Jersey’s Fast Growing Companies. Congrats to them! Enjoy the post.). We all know what a bottleneck is, right? It’s the stage in a process that causes the entire process to stop, slow down, or be less effective.

The Capabilities of HR Technology – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

To help us sift through what HR technology exists, I asked Amber Hyatt, SPHR, director of product marketing at SilkRoad to share her expertise. Are there features in applicant tracking systems (ATS) to keep candidates engaged with the organization? Amber] Proactive emails can be sent from the ATS to keep candidates informed about what’s going on with the company, and personally invite them to check out the latest information on the career portal.

What Do Employees Want Most? Appreciation and Good Relationships at Work


The survey primarily looked at what would make employees willing to work abroad, regardless of home country. Indeed, the top two key findings of our most recent Fall 2014 Workforce Mood Tracker report found that (1) peer relationships are critical to the modern work experience because of amount of time we invest at work, and (2) having friends at increases commitment to the company. Recognize This!

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The Innovation Series [Part 3] – How Companies Support Innovation

HR Bartender

The company’s innovation culture needs to be supported at every level in the organization. In this third (and final) post on innovation, I wanted to share how companies view and support innovation. Because not every company views innovation in the same way. And that’s a good thing. On some level, if everyone viewed innovation the same way, it might get a bit boring. During part one of the series, we discussed whether innovation can be taught.

Function Over Fashion – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Our friends at Kronos understand the impact wearables can have on the workplace. That’s why The Workforce Institute conducted a survey about wearable technology at work. For instance, if I wear my Fitbit but never look at the data…what benefit am I really getting? At this point, I must say that wearables aren’t really about fashion. (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud.

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A Clear View of the Talent Lifecycle: Compensation [Part 5]

ClearCompany HRM

The average time-to-hire is at a 5 year high, and the skill gap is widening; employers are having a harder time than ever managing the balancing act that is compensation. With 52% of employers ranking hiring and retaining talent at the top of their business challenges, it is vital to get compensation right. Talent Lifecycle Compensation

Even Great Workplaces Make Difficult Decisions

HR Bartender

Related posts from HR Bartender: Office Politics: What Happens At the Meeting After the Meeting The Digital Divide: Which Side Are You On? Great places to work are not perfect places to work. They face many of the same challenges that all companies face. They have to make the same difficult decisions as everyone else. It’s how they choose to handle those moments that makes them a best-in-class employer. I was reminded of this during this year’s Great Place to Work conference.

Embracing Organizational “Outsiders”

HR Bartender

One point he made during the presentation was that organizations need to get better at hiring and engaging outsiders. During this year’s HR Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to hear Andrew McAfee from MIT talk about his book, “The Second Machine Age”. Outsiders are people that are not familiar with the organization or the industry. Many people and companies take the view that outsiders cannot contribute because they don’t understand the uniqueness of the company.

Looking back at the 2014 buzz in HR Technology


By Jayson Saba,VP of Strategy and Industry Relations at Ceridian. As we look back at the most popular HR trends and topics covered in 2014, a few issues rise to the top. Affordable Care Act (ACA) Thanks to the ACA, compliance was and remains a hot topic. Key employer mandates hit in 2015, and avoidance […].

In Defense of Business Buzzwords

HR Bartender

At the end of the day , aren’t we all a little guilty of using buzzwords? I saw this post recently on Jennifer McClure’s Unbridled Talent blog and I can’t resist commenting. I was going to reach out to her directly, but decided I’d like to pick your brain on the subject of buzzwords or buzzphrases. I totally understand where Jennifer is coming from in her post.

Data Takes Center Stage at the 2014 HR Technology Conference


Monday, October 13, 2014 :00am. Data Takes Center Stage at the 2014 HR Technology Conference By Kevin Grossman. Another HR Technology Conference has come and gone. What a great opportunity to come together with the top thinkers and strategists in the industry to discuss where we are now and where we’re headed. Read More » read more

Changing Performance Appraisal Ratings – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I reached out to Rachel O’Neil, talent management consultant at Halogen Software , to compare. Rachel noted, “There may be an approval step or the ability to edit scores at various stages throughout the process. The performance appraisal continues to be a topic of conversation. Today’s reader question brings up an interesting point about the process. Hi Sharlyn. I love your blog and learn a lot from it.

Are You Taking Stock

HR Bartender

I found this very cool post idea for expressing thanks on a blog called “ Meet Me at Mike’s ”. Looking : At the Twitter hashtag for my MBTI type. Marveling : At how much is already on my 2015 calendar. For those of you in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving! Each of us has our own individual way of expressing thanks. You’ve seen Facebook activities where one person tags a friend and they list what they’re grateful for.

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Sales and Marketing Are Two Different Things

HR Bartender

There are people who are great at sales that are not great at marketing. And people who are terrific marketers that are not great at sales. Or at least they could be. A few weeks ago, I published a post on the “ 10 Skills You Need to Innovate ”. I received a comment from Hannah Morgan (aka Career Sherpa ) suggesting the addition of sales and marketing skills. I totally agree that sales and marketing skills are important.

The Top Screening and Employment Issues We Faced in 2014

TLNT: The Business of HR

And this point in the year means it’s almost time to close the books on 2014. As the year comes to an end, I’ve spent some time looking back at the legal trends in hiring and employment screening throughout 2014. Here is a list of the Top 5 background screening and employment issues from 2014 that are worth reflecting on as we get ready to raise a glass to ring in the New Year. I almost can’t believe it myself, but it’s already December.

Know Your Limits – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Learn more at mid-term elections are over, I figured it was safe to post this Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos.

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The Most Common Type of Company Culture: Acquiescence

ClearCompany HRM

The Boston Research Group conducted a very popular recent study of thousands of US workers at every level. Right there in between cultures of blind obedience and self-governance lies the most common category in company culture. These workers aren’t ignorantly following the leader, but they certainly aren’t shot callers either. They’re stuck in that corporate status quo, limbo. Company Culture

What were 2014's top talent acquisition and management trends?

Allegis Global Solutions

A look at what has been on the talent acquisition and management agenda this year

A Report Card on my HR Predictions for 2014

OmegaHR Solutions

This time last year I made the following predictions on what would happen in HR compliance in 2014. The year 2014 is a midterm election year. But not in 2014. Unlike the minimum wage, if the Republicans win the Senate, there will be no traction beyond 2014 either. I think 2014 will be an active year. Wage and hour cases are on the rise, with a 10% increase in 2013 that is expected to be at the level or higher once the 2014 numbers are in.

How to Cry at Work (And Win Employee Loyalty While Doing It)

Cornerstone On Demand

Imagine the ‘50’s-era character in the 2014 workplace — where the dissolution of boundaries affects everything from office walls to glass ceilings. Kreamer's research shows that bottling up emotions and pretending to be something you aren't leads to unhappiness at work. Someone more cautious and process-oriented might exist in perpetual panic at a start-up.

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my favorite posts of 2014

Ask a Manager

I wasn’t going to do a list of favorite posts of 2014 because technically I’m on vacation and being lazy, but then at the last minute, the urge struck. our European clients are sneering at my American colleagues’ table manners. the two interviews of 2014: the lab worker at the Arctic Circle and the former receptionist at a legal brothel. my favorite posts of 2014 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager

What Seeds Are You Planting for 2014?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. After much reflection on my Word of the Year for 2014 ( Juicy Question #4 ), I came up with three of them. A word that may seem strange at first, but let me explain. . This does nothing but kill (or at least weaken) what I have planted. So what seeds are you planting in 2014? I''m following Chris Brogan''s advice here and the words I chose are interconnected in important ways for me. . The first word for me is "Seed."

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The Top 10 Most Popular TalentCulture Guest Posts for 2014


For a holiday treat, we’ve compiled a series of “top 10″ TalentCulture posts from 2014 for you to catch up on between now and the first #TChat Show of the New Year. The Top 10 Most Popular TalentCulture Guest Posts for 2014: How Great Companies Attract Top Talent. He’s also currently the Product Marketing Director for Total Talent Acquisition products at PeopleFluent.

The 14 Top HR stats for 2014


These aren’t easy questions to answer, but human resource managers can get a head start on them by looking at what other companies in their industry are doing. This breaks down to 27% who have been bullied, and 21% who have personally witnessed bullying and “abusive conduct” at work. Have you found any other shocking or educational numbers about the HR industry to add to our top HR stats for 2014? The post The 14 Top HR stats for 2014 appeared first on Capterra Blog.

The 14 Top HR stats for 2014


These aren’t easy questions to answer, but human resource managers can get a head start on them by looking at what other companies in their industry are doing. This breaks down to 27% who have been bullied, and 21% who have personally witnessed bullying and “abusive conduct” at work. Have you found any other shocking or educational numbers about the HR industry to add to our top HR stats for 2014? The post The 14 Top HR stats for 2014 appeared first on Capterra Blog.

We Shall Destroy - #Thinkathon 2014


Last week I had the privilege to attend the inaugural Thinkathon session in New York City hosted by the amazing team at purematter and IBM Social Business. We powered through five key drivers that will change how we work forever: - the future of work talent - the future of work culture - the future of big data/analytics at work - the future of technology at work - the future of work collaboration/communication Whoa! He is masterful at his craft.

vote for the worst boss of 2014

Ask a Manager

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. vote for the worst boss of 2014 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. We’ve read about plenty of bad bosses this year, and now it’s time to vote on the worst one of the whole year. We’ll crown the worst boss of the year next Monday, based on your votes … so please vote below. Saturday night.). jerks

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If You Can’t Be Sincere, Don’t Recognize at All


As Matthew Gordon pointed out , ‘Gratitude that isn’t genuine is worse than no gratitude at all.’”. Here are three tips to keep in mind: 1) Make it about them, not you – Always have the recipient at the heart of your message. by Derek Irvine. Recognize This! Without sincerity, appreciation and praise fall flat.

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5 Workplace Lessons We Learned from Mike Nichols

Cornerstone On Demand

"You're the first woman I've seen at one of these things that dresses like a woman,” he says, "not like a woman thinks a man would dress if he was a woman." The entertainment industry has recently lost a legend in the form of writer/director/producer Mike Nichols. In honor of his unparalleled contributions to American stage and screen, we present five essential lessons about the workplace we've gleaned over the course Nichols' prolific career.

Forget the Cash: 5 Thoughtful Ways to Reward Employees

Cornerstone On Demand

In fact, the best organizations recognize and reward employees at all levels with incentives that go beyond year-end cash awards, says Jim Greenway, executive vice president, marketing and sales effectiveness for Lee Hecht Harrison , a global career transition and outplacement organization. Beyond formal year-end reward programs, here are a few more suggestions for recognizing employees at all levels, according to a variety of HR experts: 1.

Customers Connect at TotalConnection 2014


for the SumTotal TotalConnection 2014 conference. Not only did TotalConnection 2014 provide great content and insights on current usage and the future of SumTotal and Skillsoft, the event was jam-packed with the exci tement and fun of a true Miami experience. TotalConnection 2014 Innovation Award Winners. The post Customers Connect at TotalConnection 2014 appeared first on SumTotal Blog. Last week, our customers joined us in Miami Beach, Fla.

Aspire 2014: The Future of the Workplace


On April 3 rd , 2014, over 200 executives met at the inaugural Aspire HR Executive Summit presented by A chievers at the Fairmont San Francisco to discuss the changing landscape of HR and the trends that are driving it. Some key insights from the day included: Robert Hohman, Founder & CEO at Glassdoor , revealed how HR can embrace the transparency revolution: leverage social media to provide real-time feedback and enable your employees to speak their voice and truth.

Sunday free-for-all – November 30, 2014

Ask a Manager

Have at it. Sunday free-for-all – November 30, 2014 was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the weekend free-for-all. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly non-work only; if you have a work question, you can email it to me or post it in the work-related open thread on Fridays.).

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